Nursing Care will be delivered by our fully qualified nurses, each being registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. All qualified nurses have a particular interest in the care of the elderly and a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of nursing care.
You will have a named nurse allocated to you who will be responsible for assessing your needs, preparing your care plan with you and delivering and evaluating the care you receive. If you have any issues whatsoever, of a nursing or medical nature you should speak to your named nurse regarding your concerns.
Within the home we operate teams of nursing and care staff, one of which will be appointed to care for you. This is to assist you with your settling in period as well as ensuring the delivery of a more individualised and personal service. This system of nursing has proved to be extremely successful in providing continuity of care. In line with Care Inspectorate requirements at least one trained nurse will be on duty 24 hours per day.
We would encourage you to retain your own doctor however for residents from out with the Lanark area, the Home can arrange for registration with a local doctor who will be familiar to us.
Physiotherapy and dietetic referrals are made at the request of your doctor and should you require a dentist or optician your named nurse will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.
You will receive information about preventive healthcare, for example screening, immunisation and regular check-ups. If you want to take part in these your named nurse will help you to do so.
Wishaw General is the closest general hospital, approximately 20 minutes drive from the Home. If you require hospital treatment our staff will be delighted to arrange transport and accompany you. Staff in the Home can deliver all levels of care including extreme acute nursing, allowing for the provision of care in the comfort and security of your own room if your doctor recommends this.